Jamie Moyer and Mariners Throw Strikes for Children's Hospital
More than 250 participants attended The 6th Annual Jamie Moyer Invitational Bowling Tournament on Saturday, July 30th at Brunswick Majestic Lanes in Lynnwood.
More than 250 participants attended The 6th Annual Jamie Moyer Invitational Bowling Tournament on Saturday, July 30th at Brunswick Majestic Lanes in Lynnwood. The tournament raised nearly $250,000 for The Moyer Foundation Endowment for Excellence in Pediatric Palliative Care and Child Life programs at Children’s Hospital.
Most of the Seattle Mariners team attended the sold out event in support of The Moyer Foundation, including Adrian Beltre, Jeremy Reed, Raul Ibanez, Richie Sexson, Joel Piniero and many more. Mariners in attendance participated in a special Mariners-only bowling competition with J.J. Putz taking home the honors.
In past years, the Jamie Moyer Invitational Bowling Tournament has supported Child Life programs at Children’s Hospital, donating over $300,000 in the last three years for these programs.
“Many thanks to Karen and Jamie Moyer and The Moyer Foundation for their outstanding leadership and support. And a heartfelt thanks to all the participants, sponsors and volunteers who help to make the Jamie Moyer Invitational Bowling Tournament such a tremendous success,” said Ross M. Hays MD, Medical Director of Children’s Hospital Pediatric Palliative Care Program.
Children’s Palliative Care Program is one of the first of its kind. An interdisciplinary team works with hospital staff and the families to address the medical, psychological, social, spiritual and logistical services for children with life-limiting illnesses. Children’s Child Life Programs help ease the fears that children and families face while undergoing treatment for life-threatening diseases or emergencies.
About the Moyer Foundation
The Moyer Foundation was founded in July 2000 by Jamie Moyer, Seattle Mariner’s all-star pitcher and wife, Karen. The Foundation’s mission is to provide comfort and support to children enduring a time of profound physical, emotional or financial distress. The Moyer Foundation has contributed more than $3 million in grants to help support over 100 different organizations. In addition to awarding grants to individual organizations, The Moyer Foundation spearheads several initiatives and funds for children in severe distress, including Camp Erin, bereavement camps for children and teens, The Gregory Fund (in partnership with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) for early cancer detection research, and The Moyer Foundation Endowment for Excellence in Pediatric Palliative Care for Seattle’s Children’s Hospital.
About Seattle Children’s
Seattle Children’s Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute together deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. Through the collaboration of physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties, Seattle Children’s Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, and emergency and outreach services to families from around the world.
Located in downtown Seattle’s biotech corridor, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is pushing the boundaries of medical research to find cures for pediatric diseases and improve outcomes for children all over the world. Internationally recognized investigators and staff at the research institute are advancing new discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention, bioethics and much more.
Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation and Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association work together to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care, clinical care and research. The foundation receives nearly 80,000 gifts each year, from lemonade stand proceeds to corporate sponsorships. Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella organization for 450 groups of people who turn an activity they love into a fundraiser. Support from the foundation and guild association makes it possible for Seattle Children’s care and research teams to improve the health and well-being of all kids.
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